28 Fall Decor Ideas to Cozy Up Your Living Room

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Design by Emily Henderson and Priscilla Frost /Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

The living room is a space that shines once the sun goes down and the days grow cooler, built for snuggling up with a book or a loved one. Making your living room extra cozy for fall can be as simple as adding candles, lighting a fire, filling a vase with seasonal leaves, or scattering your sofa with velvet throw pillows in shades of rust, crimson, and mustard. From accessories to lighting to furniture and autumnal paint colors, go ahead and fall for these harvest season-inspired decor ideas that celebrate the best of what the season has to offer. 

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    Layer on the Texture

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    Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Tessa Neustadt

    Adding soft, warm, fluffy textures is an easy fall living room refresh. This 1906 Echo Park cabin from Leanne Ford Interiors is coziness personified, with its rustic stone fireplace surround, raw wood-clad walls and ceilings, and mix of vintage furnishings. A soft plush Beni Ourain rug and a generous fireside armchair draped with a fuzzy blanket and a fluffy sheepskin amp create a soft perch for nights in.

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    Introduce Amber Glass

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    A Beautiful Mess

    A DIY live edge coffee table, a textured pink rug, and a voluptuous light-catching amber vase filled with leaves bring warm autumn vibes to this living room from A Beautiful Mess.

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    Set Up a Listening Corner

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    Design by Louis Duncan-He Designs / Photo by Eymeric Wilding Photography

    When designing your living room, consider all the senses. This living room from Louis Duncan-He Designs is perfect for fall, with its moody walls decorated with floating shelves displaying favorite album covers, and a sound system set up for relaxing evenings spent listening to music instead of bingeing reality TV.

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    Add Warm Lighting

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    Design by AHG Interiors / Photo by Nick Glimenakis

    In this serene and comfortable living room from interior designer Stefania Skrabak at AHG Interiors, wall sconces emit a warm, inviting amber glow.

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    Opt for A Pumpkin Velvet Couch

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    Design by Brexton Cole Interiors

    A burnt orange velvet sofa with scalloped edges gives this living room from Brexton Cole Interiors some pumpkin-inspired autumn vibes that both celebrate and will outlast the season.

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    Stock Your Bar Cart

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    Inspired by Charm

    When the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer, there is all the more reason to set up a living room bar cart like this one from Inspired by Charm. The bottom shelf is stocked with spirits, while the top shelf displays glassware and vintage trophies, one in the guise of a vase holding a bunch of dyed red wheat stalks that are a reminder that it's harvest season. A lit tea candle lets guests know that the bar is open.

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    Stack Your Coffee Table With Books

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    Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Tessa Neustadt

    Come fall, be sure your that your coffee table is stacked with books. Even better if like this living room from Leanne Ford Interiors, there's a wood-burning fireplace nearby.

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    Set Up a Cocktail Tray

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    Inspired by Charm

    Inspired by Charm styled a cocktail tray holding apple cider cocktails, simple taper candles, a jug of fall flowers, and a small decorative pumpkin to turn this leather ottoman into a cocktail table made for two.

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    Use Weathered Finishes

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    Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Max Kim-bee

    A pair of cozy weathered French leather armchairs like those in this relaxed and inviting Pittsburgh living room from Leanne Ford Interiors work in any season, but their high sides and aged patina feels especially right for fall nights.

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    Mix Fall Shades

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    Design by Chango & Co. / Photo by Sarah Elliott

    Rust and mustard accents can work at any time of year, but they resonate particularly in the autumn when the leaves turn. This living room from Chango & Co. mixes artwork with shades of pink and white walls, floors, and ceiling to give the room a fresh modern feel.

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    Clad the Walls with Wood

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    Design by Emily Henderson Design / Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp


    A wood-paneled living room like this one from Emily Henderson Design has a modern rustic look that looks extra fall ready thanks to extra throw pillows and blankets and a vase of fall leaves. If you don't want to panel a few wall, introducing some rustic wood elements into your space in the form of a stool, coffee table, or large decorative bowl can lend a similar effect.

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    Use Natural Elements

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    Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Reid Rolls

    This pared down living room from Leanne Ford Interiors has white walls, warm wood and leather accents, and a bunch of dried flowers in a repurposed vase that are a simple ode to fall.

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    Incorporate Rust Tones

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    Alvin Wayne

    One of the easiest fall shades to incorporate into a living room are shades of burnt orange and rust, which add an earthy autumnal note to a NYC highrise living room from interior designer Alvin Wayne.

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    Warm Up the Walls

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    Beauty Is Abundant

    Warm orange-hued paint on the walls, a comfy cognac leather couch, and colorful art and flowers turn this living room from interior designer Leah Alexander of Beauty Is Abundant into a relaxing place to spend a fall evening.

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    Celebrate Dark Wood

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    Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Amy Neunsinger

    In this fall-ready living room from Leanne Ford Interiors, rustic dark wood on the walls, floors, and ceiling is complemented by a rustic stone fireplace, and a chocolate-colored area rug layered atop the cream-colored rug anchoring the seating area helps to tie the dark and light tones together.

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    Keep It Light

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    Design by Emily Henderson Design/ Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

    If you live in a summery climate and have an aesthetic to match, swap jewel toned velvets for pale toned pumpkin decorations and sculptural leaves that will nod to fall while preserving your light and bright aesthetic, like this living room from Emily Henderson Design.

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    Set a Tea Table

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    Lobster and Swan

    Small everyday rituals take on extra meaning in fall, when we look to our homes for comfort and reassurance. In this small English living room from Lobster and Swan, a little tea set takes pride of place on a tree stump coffee table during off hours, at the ready for tea time anytime you need a pick-me-up.

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    Use Darker Accent Pillows

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    Design and Photo by Ajai Guyot for Emily Henderson Design

    You can signal the shift to fall by adding a handful of darker accent pillows to a light-colored sofa without changing the whole room. In this living room designed by Ajai Guyot for Emily Henderson Design, a couple of chocolate-colored throw pillows and a soft cocoa-hued rug help to ground the seating area in a room dominated by shades of white.

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    Stock a Vintage Cabinet With Seasonal Decor

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    Inspired by Charm

    In this living room from Inspired by Charm, a vintage glass-front cabinet serves as a vignette for all things fall, from the stacked blankets to the amber glass and pumpkin figurines.

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    Restyle Your Built-Ins

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    Home Made by Carmona

    Blogger Ursula Carmona of Home Made by Carmona styled her built-in living room bookcase for fall by gathering and grouping earth-toned books in beiges and browns, adding in some art, seasonal greens, and gold accents for good measure.

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    Spin the Color Wheel

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    Thistlewood Farms

    This blue and white living room from Thistlewood Farms might be decked out in the colors of a Greek island, but come fall it gets a vibe shift thanks a vase of orange flowers and a bright orange pumpkin that offer contrast and announce the season.

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    Build a Stealth Game Table

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    Home Made By Carmona

    To while away those cool fall evenings without turning on the TV, why not keep a stylish chess set on the coffee table, or take inspiration from blogger Ursula Carmona of Home Made By Carmona, who built a hidden DIY pull-out gaming and puzzle table for her living room that makes it easy to pull out, and hide the clutter until next time.

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    Create a Cozy Reading Corner

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    Design by Emily Henderson Design/ Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

    Make your reading corner cozy for fall by adding a throw pillow and extra blanket in fall colors and making sure there's space for a mug and reading material on the side table, like this set-up from Emily Henderson Design.

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    Bring the Outdoors In

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    Home Made By Carmona

    Blogger Ursula Carmona of Home Made By Carmona filled a trio of vases with gold accents with crimson autumn leaves, a simple, inexpensive, earth-friendly nod to the season that brings some of the outdoors inside.

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    Drape a Ladder with Seasonal Blankets

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    Design by Emily Henderson and Priscilla Frost /Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

    If you need a place to store all those extra blankets you'll be reaching for come fall, try leaning a decorative ladder against the wall. In this downstairs living room from interior designers Emily Henderson and Priscilla Frost, extra seasonal blankets draped over an arched wood ladder encourage snuggling up by the roaring fire.

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    Prioritize Earthy Tones

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    Lobster and Swan

    Using earthy tones and natural materials will create a relaxing vibe, like this living room from Lobster and Swan.

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    Repurpose a Vintage Trunk

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    Design by Tyler Karu / Photo by Erin Little

    In this Spanish Revival living room from interior designer Tyler Karu, a rocking chair by the fire beckons on cold fall evenings, and a repurposed vintage trunk doubles as a coffee table and a place to store extra blankets.

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    Light Some Candles

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    Design by Ryann Miller for Emily Henderson Design / Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

    In this living room designed by Ryann Miller for Emily Henderson Design, a caramel leather sofa feels warm and autumnal surrounded by dark teal walls and accessorized with throw pillows in shades of rust and green. Simple pale orange taper candles on the coffee table and in a wall-mounted sconce add soft lighting that feels nostalgic and is perfect for fall.